With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell.. Top Rated Movies #24 Nominated for 5 Oscars.. . But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank.
It may be an iconic Christmas movie, but It's a Wonderful Life was actually shot in the summer of 1946â€”in the midst of a heat wave, no less. At one point, Capra had to shut filming down for a day because of the sky-high temperaturesâ€”which also explains why Stewart is clearly sweating in key moments of the film.
At end of the sequence with Donna Reed in the bushes, Jimmy Stewart tells her. by the movie going public, who thought it too depressing for a Christmas film, .